Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://dl.umsu.ac.ir/handle/1805/2198
Title: Racey Bear's Legacy: Metaphor as a Bridge to Children's Understanding and Expression of Abstract Concepts
Authors: Shepherd, Susan Carol;DiCamilla, Frederick J.;Eller, Jonathan R., 1952-;Worthington, Dennis Paul
subject: metaphor;abstract thought;Children;conceptual domain;Metaphor -- Study and teaching;Concepts in children;Abstraction;Metaphor
Description: Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Over the course of five weeks, three children were engaged in various exercises involving the observance and creation of metaphors. Before and after the exercises, the children were asked a series of questions designed to determine their understanding of and ability to express their understanding of five abstract concepts. It was found that working with metaphor enhanced their abilities to grasp the concepts, in various and surprising ways. It was also found that their abilities to express their understanding was enhanced subtly.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1805/2198
Appears in Collections:Theses, Dissertations, and Doctoral Papers

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